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medical profession. Our preparations
arc not sold for the purpose ot antagon
izing them , but rather as an aid. We
lay tt down as an established truth that
internal remedies are positively injuri
ous to expectant mothers. The distress
and discomforts experienced during the
months preceding childbirth can be al
leviated only by external treatment by
applying a liniment that softens and re-
lu > : cs the over-strained muscles. We
make and sell such a liniment , com
bining the ingredients in a manner
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We know that in thousands of cases
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ing sickness. It relieves the sense of
tightness. Headaches cease , and dan
ger from Swollen , Hard and Rising
Breasts is avoided. Labor itself is
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We know that many doctors recom
mend it , and we know that multitudes
of women go to the drug stores and buy
it because they are sure their physicians
have no objections. We ask a trial
just a fair test. There is no possible
chance of injury being the result , be
cause Mother's Friend is scientific
ally compounded. It is sold at $ i a bottle
tle , and should be used during most of
the period of gestation , although great
relief is experienced if used only a short
time before childbirth. Send for our il
lustrated book about Mother's Friend.
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Will make the season of 1900 at my barn in
McCook , Nebraska.
Calipso is a beautiful black horse weighing
about 1,600 pound * . Entered in the French
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March 10 , 1890 , and imported Aug. 20 , 1892 ,
by Springer and Willarti.
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TERMS : $10.00 to insure mare with foal.
Care will be taken to prevent accidents , but
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J. S. McBRAYER , Owner.
Will make the season of 1900 at my barn in
McCook , Nebraska.
Dandy Leer was bred by J. M. Leer of
Paris , Kentucky. Is a black jack with white
points , seven years old , fifteen hands high ,
very blocky and heavy boned , and has fine
style and action. As a breeder he has no
equal in Nebraska , his mules being in dark
colors black and bay with heavy bones ,
great style and good quality.
TERMS : $1000 to insure mare with foal.
Care will be taken to prevent accidents , but
will not be responsible should any occur.
J. S. McBRAVER , Owner.
II. P. SUTTOIST
McCOOK , NEBRASKA
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Author of "In His Steps : What Would Jesus DoP" "Malcom
Kirk , " "Bobert Hardy's Seven Days , " Etc.
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"Under all these circumstances I
have deemed It my duty to say what I
have thus far said and to ask the
church to take the action I now pro
pose. We arc met here this morning In
full membership. Here is a soul just
led out of the darkness by the spirit of
truth. lie is one known to many of
you as an honest , worthy man , for
many years faithful in the discharge of
his duties in this house. There is no
Christian reason why he should be de
nied fellowship around this table. I
wish , therefore , to ask the members of
the church to vote again on the ac
ceptance'or rejection of Henry Roland ,
disciple of Jesus , who has asked for
permission to this body of Christ in
his name. Will all those in favor of
thus receiving our brother into the
great family of faith signify it by rais
ing the right hand ? "
For a moment not a person lu the
church stirred. Every one seemed
smitten into astonished inaction by the
sudden proposal of the minister. Then
hands began to go up. Philip counted
them , his heart beating with anguish
as he foresaw the coming result. He
waited a minute it seemed to many
like several minutes and then said ,
"All those opposed to the admission of
the applicant signify it by the same
Again there was the same significant ,
reluctant pause , then half a dozen
hands went up in front of the church.
Instantly from almost every part of
the house hands went up in numbers
that almost doubled those who had
voted in favor of admission. From the
gallery on the sides , where several of
Philip's workmen friends sat , a hiss
arose. It was slight , but heard by the
entire congregation. Philip glanced up
there , and it instantly ceased.
Without another word he stepped
down from the platform and began to
read the list of those who had been re
ceived into church membership. lie
had almost reached the end of it when
a person whose name was called last
rose from his seat near the front ,
where all the newly received members
were in the habit of sitting together ,
and , turning partly around so as to
face the congregation and still address
Philip , he said :
"Mr. Strong , I do not feel as if , after
what has taken place here this morn
ing , I could unite with this church.
This man who has been excluded from
church membership is the son of a wo
man born into slavery on the estate of
one of my relatives. That slave wo
man once nursed her master through
a terrible illness and saved his life.
This man , her son , was then a little
child. But in the strange changes that
have gone on since the war the son of
the old master has been reduced to
poverty and obliged to work for a liv
ing , ne is now in this town. He is
this very clay lying upon a sick bed in
the tenement district. And this black
man has for several weeks out of his
small earnings helped the son of his
mother's master and cared for him
through his illness with all the devo
tion of a friend.
"I have only lately learned these
facts. But , knowing them as I do and
believing that he is as worthy to sit
about this table as any Christian here ,
I cannot reconcile Ihe rejection witli
my own purpose to unite here. I
therefore desire to withdraw my ap
plication for membership here. Mr.
Strong , I desire to be baptized and par
take of the communion as a disciple of
Christ simply , not as a member of Cal
vary church. Can I do so ? "
Philip replied in a choking voice ,
"You can. " The man sat down. It
was not the place for any demonstra
tion , but again from the gallery came
a slight but distinct note of applause.
As before , it instantly subsided as
Philip looked up. For a moment ev
ery one held his breath and waited
for the minister's action. Philip's face
was pale and tf.ern. What his sensi
tive nature suffered in that moment
no one ever knew , not even his wife ,
who almost started from her seat ,
fearing that he was about to faint.
For a moment there was a hesitation
about Philip's manner so unusual with
him that some thought he was going to
leave the church. But he quickly call
ed on his will to assert its power , and ,
taking up the regular communion serv
ice , he calmly took charge of it as if
nothing out of the way had occurred.
He did not even allude to the morn
ing's incident in his prayers. AVhatever
else the people might think of Philip
they certainly could find no fault with
his self possession. His conduct of the
service on that memorable Sunday was
When it was over , he was surround
ed by different ones who had taken
part either for or against the sexton.
There was much said about the matter.
But all the arguments and excuses and
comments on the affair could not re
move the heartache from Philip. He
could not reconcile the action of the
church with the spirit of the church's
Master , Jesus , and when he finally
reached home and calmly reviewed the
events of the morning he was more
and more grieved for the church and
for his Master. It seemed to him that
a great mistake had been made and
that Calvary church had disgraced the
name of Christianity.
As he had been in the habit of doing
lip mnvcil into t > oi" ? < 'Jv-ini1
of the tenements , PliUiiTweht out in
the afternoon to visit the sick and the
sorrowful. The shutting down of the
mills had resulted In an Immense
amount of suffering and trouble. As
spring came on some few of the mills
had opened , and men had found work
in them at a reduction of wages. The
entire history of the enforced Idleness
of thousands of men in Milton during
that eventful winter would make a
large volume of thrilling narrative.
Philip's story but touches on this oth
er , lie had grown rapidly familiar
with the different phases of life which
loafed and idled and drank itself away
during that period of inaction. Hun
dreds of men had drifted away to oth
er places in search of work. Almost as
many more had taken to the road to
swell the ever increasing number of
professional tramps and in time to de
velop into petty thieves and criminals.
But those who remained had a desper
ate struggle with poverty. Philip grew
sick at heart as he went among the
people and saw the complete helpless
ness , the utter estrangement of sympa
thy and community of feeling between
the church people and these represent
atives of the physical labor of the
world. Every time he went out to do
his visiting this feeling deepened in
him. This Sunday afternoon in partic
ular it seemed to him as if the depres
sion and discouragement of the tene
ment district weighed on him like a
great burden , bearing him down to the
earth with sorrow and heartache.
He had been in the habit of going
out to communion Sunday with the
emblems of Christ to observe the rite
by the bedsides of the aged or ill or
those who could not get out to church.
He carried with him this time a basket
containing a part of the communion
service. After going to the homes of
one or two invalid church members he
thought of the person who had been
mentioned by the man in the morning
as living in the tenement district and
in a critical condition. He had secured
his address , and after a little inquiry
he soon found himself in a part of the
tenements near to him.
He climbed up three flights of stairs
and knocked at the door. It was open
ed by the sexton. He greeted Philip
with glad surprise.
The minister smiled sadly.
"So , my brother , it is true you are
serving your Master here ? My heart
is grieved at the action of the church
this morning. "
"Don't say anything , Mr. Strong.
You did all you could , but you are just
in time to see him. " The sexton point
ed into a small back room. "He is go
ing fast. I didn't suppose he was so
near. I would have asked you to come ,
but I didn't think he was failing so. "
Philip followed the sexton into the
room. The son of the old slave master
T7ic gray shadow of the last enemy was
projected into the room.
was sinking rapidly. He was conscious ,
however , and at Philip's quiet question
concerning his peace with God a smile
passed over his face , and he moved his
lips. Philip understood him. A sud
den thought occurred to Philip. He
opened the basket , took out the bread
and wine , set them on the small table
and said :
"Disciple of Jesus , would you like to
partake of the blessed communion
once more before you see the King in
The gleam of satisfaction in the
man's eyes , told Philip enough. The
sexton said in a low voice , "He be
longed TO tiie feoutuern episcopal
church in Virginia. " Something in the
wistful look of the sexton gave Philip
an inspiration for what followed.
"Brother , " he said , turning to the
sexton , "what is to hinder your bap
tism and partaking of the communion ?
Yes , this is Christ's church wherever
his true disciples are. "
Then the sexton brought a basin of
water , and as he kneeled down by the
side of the bed Philip baptized him
with the words : "I baptize thee ,
Henry , my brother , disciple of Jesus ,
Into the name of the Father and of
the Son and of the Holy Ghost !
"Amen , " murmured the man on the
And Philip , still standing as he was ,
bowed his head , saying , "Blessed Lord
Jesus , accept these children of thine ,
bless this new disciple , and unite our
hearts in love for thee and thy king
dom as we remember thee now in this
lie took the bread and said : " 'Take ,
cat. This Is my body , broken for you. '
In the name of the Master , who said
these words , cat , remembering his love
for us. "
The dying man could not lift his
hand to take the bread from the plate.
Philip gently placed a crumb between
his lips. The sexton , still kneeling ,
partook and , bowing his head between
his hands , sobbed. Philip poured out
the wine and said. "In the name of the
Lord Jesus , this cup is the new testa-
incut in his blood shed for all mankind
for the remission of sins. " lie carried
the cup to the lips of the man and then
gave to the sexton. The smile on the
dying man's face died. The gray
shadow of the last enemy was project
ed Into the room from the setting sun
of death's approaching twilight. The
son of the old slave master was going
to meet the mother of the man who
was born into the darkness of slavery ,
but born again into the light of Clod.
Perhaps , perhaps , he thought , who
knows but the first news he would
bring to her would be the news of that
communionV Certain It is that his
hand moved vaguely over the blanket.
It slipped over the edge of the bed
and fell upon the bowed head of the
sexton and remained there as if in ben
ediction. And so the shadow deepened ,
and at last it was like unto nothing
else known to the sous of men on
earth , and the spirit leaped out of Its
clay tenement with the breath of the
communion wine still on the lips of
the frail , perishable body.
Philip reverently raised the arm and
laid it on the bed. The sexton rose ,
and , while the tears rolled over his
face , he gazed long into the counte
nance of the son of his old master. No
division of race now ; no false and self
ish prejudice here. Come , let the
neighbors of the dead come in to do
the last sad oflices to the casket , for
the soul of this disciple is in the man
sions of glory , and it shall hunger no
more , neither thirst any more , neither
shall the darkness of death ever again
smite it , for it shall live forever in the
light of that Lamb of God who gave
himself for the remission of sins and
the life everlasting.
Philip did what lie could on such an
occasion. It was not an unusual event
altogether. He had prayed by many
a poor creature in the clutch of the last
enemy , and he was familiar with his
face in the tenements. But this partic
ular scene had a meaning and left an
impression different from any he had
known before. When finally he was at
liberty to go home for a little rest be
fore the evening service , lie found him
self more than usually tired and ser
rowful. Mrs. Strong noticed it as he
came in. She made him lie down and
urged him to give up his evening serv
"No , no , Sarah ! I can't do that ! I
am prepared. I must preach ! I'll get
a nap , and then I'll feel better , " he
Mrs. Strong shook her head , but Phil
ip was determined , no slept a little ,
ate a little lunch , and Avhen the time
of service came he went up to the
church again. As his habit was , just
before the hour of beginning , he went
into the little room at the side of the
platform to pray by himself. When
he came out and began the service ,
no one could have told from his man
ner that he was suffering physically.
Even Mrs. Strong , who was watching
him anxiously , felt relieved to see how
quiet and composed he was.
He had commenced his sermon and
had been preaching with great elo
quence for ten minutes when he felt a
strange dizziness and a pain in his side
that made him catch his breath and
clutch the side of the pulpit to keep
from falling. It passed away , and he
went on. It was only a slight hesita
tion , and no one remarked anything
out of the way. For five minutes he
spoke with increasing power and feel
ing. The church was filled. It was
very quiet. Suddenly , without any
warning , he threw up his arms , uttered
a cry of half suppressed agony and
then fell over backward. A thrill of
excitement ran through the audience.
For a moment no one moved ; then ev
ery one rose. The men in the front
pews rushed up to the platform. Mrs.
Strong was already there. Philip's
/lead was raised. Philip's old friend ,
the surgeon , was in the crowd , and he
at once examined him. Ele was not
dead , and the doctor at once directed
the proper movement for his removal
from the church. As he was being car
ried out into the air he revived and
was able to speak.
"Take me home , " he whispered to
his wife , who hung over him in a ter
ror as great as her love for him at that
moment. A carriage was called , and
he was taken home. The doctor re
mained until Philip was fully con
"It was very warm , and I was very
tired , and I fainted , eh , doctor ? First
time I ever did such a thing in my life.
I am ashamed. I spoiled the service. "
Philip uttered tnit > slowly and feebly
when at last he had recovered enough
to know where he was.
The doctor looked at him suspicious
ly. "You never fainted before , eh ?
Well , if I were you I would take cure
not to faint again. Take good care of
him , Mrs. Strong. He needs rest. Mil
ton could spare a dozen bad men like
me better than one like the dominie. "
"Doctor. " cried Mrs. Strong in sud
den fear , "what is the matter ? Is this
serious ? "
"Not at all. But men like your hus
band are in need of watching. Take
good care of him. "
"Good care of him ! Doctor , he will
not mind me ! I wanted him to stay at
home tonight , but he wouldn't. "
"Then put a chain and padlock on
him and hold him in ! " growled the
surgeon. lie prescribed a medicine
and went away , assuring Mrs. Strong
that Philip would feel much better in
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